7.8 out of 10

Roselands

Ranked 307th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9331066613258 151.075260892048
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

1/5
Oct 21, 2016

"Not the best but ok"

Roselands is more central to evrhwre but not good to live as the traffic is crazy
4/5
Aug 01, 2016

"Well-located family suburb"

A nice quiet, relatively affordable suburb, with good access to the rest of Sydney. Big blocks, plenty of on street parking, some homes with surprisingly good views. With the M5 and King Georges Rd on your doorstep, it is only 15 minutes from the airport, 25 to CBD, very close to trendy inner west and easy access to southern, northern and western Sydney. Good bus service and decent shopping centre, train stations of Lakemba and Beverly Hills nearby. Much nicer than nearby Wiley Park, Punchbowl and Lakemba. Nicest part of the suburb is on the Kingsgrove/ Clempton Park/ Beverly Hills side. I moved to the area 10 years ago and found it to be very neighbourly. Lots of great eating options nearby in Beverly Hills and Campsie. Getting more trendy with the inner west vibe creeping further and further out as those suburbs are becoming entirely unaffordable.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Much better value that Rose Bay!"

Very central to CBD and other suburbs including southern beach suburbs and Botany Bay. Great shopping centre of just the right size and often frequented by celebrities who perform there or local ex/politicians. Bus routes from Rockdale in the east to Bankstown in the west. From Burwood in the north to Lugarno and Kogarah in the south and many other suburbs in between. Good mix of people with a neighbourly spirit. Has an Olympic size pool as well as an indoor heated pool. A number of cultural options such as two dance schools. Decent parks. Overall, I find it a great place to live.
Pros
  • Pleasant views
  • Quite central to inner west, St George areas
  • Roselands Shopping Centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Centrally located, surprising views"

A nice centrally located suburb about 14 kms from the CBD, close to the M5 and good access to eastern, western and southern suburbs. Home to Roselands Shopping Centre, widely regarded as Australia's first shopping centre. Pleasant hills and good views in parts of the suburb to the city or Blue Mountains depending on location.
Pros
  • Quite central to inner west, St George areas
  • Roselands Shopping Centre
  • Pleasant views
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The multicultural experience!"

Roselands is as friendly as a suburb can be when so many people speak so many different languages! It is definitely a better area than nearby Wiley Park, Lakemba, Campsie etc. It is crowded and hurried. Not that that is a bad thing many people enjoy hustle and bustle! People generally keep to themselves in this area. The parks are small but do exist. The schools are highly populated but your child will do well there if they are a good or at least mainstream student but not so great if they are not the school loving type.
The food, this is what I miss due to leaving Roselands, there is so much variety and so many flavours from so many area's of the world it is wonderful for that.
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"NOT BAD FOR A SUBURB IN THE SYDNEY SURROUND"

ROSLANDS IT IS A RICH AREA PLUS IT HAS ALL FACILITY FOR AN AREA LIKE IT IS VERY GOOD THIS IS MY OPINION THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A family friendly suburb close to everything"

I lived in the area for many years and found it to be typical of any 'nice' suburb of Sydney. There's a predominance of houses (rather than unit blocks) across the area, which are on good sized, level blocks. There is also adequate greenery and open spaces, with enough room for the family, and sporting facilities close by catering to all interests. Away from the main roadways the streets are peaceful and wide enough for on-street parking for visitors, etc. The local amenities are also well maintained (from my experience, though I haven't lived there for about 15 years).
By far the main drawcards for the suburb are the shopping facilities - centred around Roselands Shopping Centre, and the transport, particularly the proximity to the M5 Motorway at Beverly Hills. Public transport in the area is very good. While there are local restaurants in Roselands, a far greater array is found in the neighbouring suburb of Beverly Hills (centred around King Georges Road) - only 5-10 minutes away.
I would happily settle back into Roselands again - a safe, clean environment.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"One of the better suburbs in the southwest of Sydney"

Roselands has a reputation for being one of the better suburbs in the southwest of Sydney as compared to the likes of Punchbowl and Wiley Park. The houses here are like any typical Sydney suburbs - big with generous sized backyards. This suburb is only a fifteen minutes' drive to the airport via the M5 and about a thirty minutes' drive to the city.

There is a Roselands Centro to cater to the shopping needs of the locals. There are department stores, banks, boutiques, chain stores and etc. This mall is definitely cleaner and more modern than its Bankstown counterpart. Other recreational venues around here include Roselands Bowling Club, Roselands Soccer Club and Roselands Aquatic Centre.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids